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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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My one tern was interested and the other not so involved. I love the impressionists and was pleasantly surprised by the American impressionists. I really enjoyed design of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My one tern was interested and the other not so involved. I love the impressionists and was pleasantly surprised by the American impressionists. I really enjoyed design of the rooms for the American art. My teen daughter was thoroughly involved in the ancient Rome and Greek art and coins as well as soon of the mummies. Worth more then one... More 

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Everett, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this Museum on a free Friday offer it was awesome ! Amazing art work must see

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is something for everybody....early 20th century American!!! great Ai Wai Wai installations....fun place, nice restaurant in a great space....a must go Boston gem

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place. Visiting from England. Need more time than we had. Brilliant venue with wonderful areas to display excellent arts. Had lunch in garden cafe which was pretty good self service with lots of options. All family enjoyed it which is a record!! Well set out with so much to see. We went mainly for my daughter but I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The MFA is the classic museum made better via it's updates. The space, while vast, somehow seems more intimate when approached level by level. Constructive criticism: the MFA would be more appealing to me if they were to exhibit more representational works from their collection. The White Mountains, Isles of Shoals, Rockport & the Berkshires... It would be great to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent exhibits and knowledgeable staff. Too much to see in one visit, you may want to target a particular exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boston is a walking city, but when it rains? What to do? The museum of course. The ticket is good for a return visit within ten days, so you really can get your money's worth. The collections are extensive. I enjoyed the Asian art sections,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful space, well laid out. The information areas are well designed. The information area staff is pleasant and helpful. Unfortunately, the exhibits did not have an audio tour capability, we were told that it is only available for the permanent collection. A well spent time time!

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Gulfport, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over a dozen Georgia O'Keeffe canvases, and one Frida Kahlo, are not to be missed. You will find them in the Americas Wing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On Friday nights in the summer its free after 8pm, The museum is small for a museum but it has a lot of great art work and the place is packed with very intelligent people Had a great time

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.